Aspiring Firefighters Claim FDNY Barring Them for Past Convictions

Two aspiring Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters have filed suit, contesting that the fire department is barring them because of previous criminal records, according to a report.

The New York Post said the two candidates filed separate suits in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.

One of the men was arrested four times between 1992 and 2005 for misdemeanors including criminal possession of a gun and marijuana possession, while the other was nabbed for shoplifting from a Home Depot in 2004 and for allowing a friend to use his car to transport 60 grams of cocaine in 2006, the report said.

The report went on to note that the pair were among 1,500 plaintiffs in a federal class-action suit over the FDNY’s entrance exams, which were found to be biased.

Read more at http://nypost.com/2015/08/18/firefighter-hopefuls-claim-fdny-barring-them-for-past-convictions/